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Sellotape

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He wore round glasses held together with a lot of Sellotape because of all the times Dudley had punched him on the nose (PS2).

Harry, who spent a sleepless night imagining school the next day, where he was already laughed at for his baggy clothes and Sellotaped glasses (PS2)

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Cellophane tape. In the U.S., we’d say “Scotch tape”. The name of the wizarding equivalent, Spellotape, is a play on this, a pun that is lost in translation for U.S. readers.

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